Prof RC Pattinson

Prof RC Pattinson Tel: +27 (0)12 373 1002
Email: [email protected]
Professor Bob Pattinson is the director of the SAMRC Maternal and Infant Health Care Strategies Research Unit (a unit that functions under the UP Research Centre for Maternal, Fetal, Newborn and Child Health Care  Strategies) and clinical head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Pretoria.  He serves on the National Committee for the Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths and previously served on the National Perinatal Morbidity and Mortality Committee in South Africa.  He is responsible for the perinatal care and child health care surveys in South Africa and developed the databases for these qualities of care surveys in maternal, newborn and child health.  These have now been adopted by the National Department of Health as the national standard and incorporated in their data systems.  His main research interests are in obstetrics, medical audits, health systems, effective methods of outreach and developing innovative methods of preventing stillbirths.  His main research foci are on determining the most effective means of implementing new health care strategies e.g. emergency obstetric care, improving current programmes e.g. improving basic antenatal care and developing a continuous wave Doppler apparatus to screen for fetuses at risk of stillbirth. His current research looks at novel ways of preventing stillbirths. He was awarded the Havenga Medal for original research in the natural sciences by the Suid Afrikaanse Akademie for Wetenskap en Kuns in 2016. 


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